CLASS 4—The number one and number two teams in Class 4 met last night as Webb City traveled to Camdenton and held on to the top spot with a 20-12 win. The Cardinals held a 20-6 lead with under two minutes to go when the Lakers got a 56-yard touchdown run from Dennis Chairs to cut the lead to eight. Camdenton then recovered an on-sides kick, but couldn’t score and Webb City advanced to the semi-finals. Webb City and Camdenton have combined for 10 state championships since 1987….St. Joseph Benton will take on Webb City in the semi’s after beating Lee’s Summit West 28-7. Benton held a slim 7-0 lead in the first half before exploding in the third quarter. They scored 21 points in a 1:13 span with a 68-yard TD pass, a 68 yard interception return for a touchdown and a five-yard touchdown run made it 28-0. Lee’s Summit West’s first season comes to an end after starting 0-7 and winning four straight to get into the quarterfinals….North County entered last night’s quarterfinal game with St. Clair with an 11-0 record. Their season ended with just one loss after St. Clair came away with a 28-14 win at home. North County got on the board early, but St. Clair rolled off 28-straight points in the first half. Full back Chris Hamilton ran for two touchdowns, including a 48-yarder. North County made it 28-14 at the end of the second quarter, then in the second half it was all defense, as the Bull Dogs earned their first trip to the semi-finals since 1987…Clayton will take on North County in the semifinals after beating Wentzville Holt 24-21. Clayton was supposed to be in the playoffs last year, but was stripped of all its wins right after the regular season ended when it was learned that quarterback Jairus Byrd was ineligible because his family lived outside of the school district. They were awaiting searching for a home in the district and living in a hotel in the meantime. This year they’re back and a win away from the title game. CLASS 3—Mary Institute-Country Day is the only perfect team in the Class 3 ranks and advanced to the semifinals by topping Ste. Genevieve 35-7 on Monday. Ste. Genevieve entered the playoffs with just a 6-4 record…..Mountain Grove will try to knock of MICDS in the semifinals after coming away with a win in the quarterfinals. They beat Kirksville 27-19 on Monday night….The defending champ in Class 3 is still alive. Harrisonville got the best of Bolivar with a 56-21 thrashing of Bolivar. Harrisonville is 10-1 on the season….Maryville and Harrisonville will hook up in the semifinals, as the Spoof Hounds also had a blowout win. They crushed Richmond 41-7. CLASS 2—Caruthersville improved to 12-0 on the season with a 27-10 win at Lutheran St. Peters. Quarterback Keith Creekmore had two passing touchdowns to lead CHS to a win….Blair Oaks, which is ranked number one in the state of Missouri came away with a 49-29 home win over Monroe City to advance to the semifinals. They’ll face Caruthersville—both teams are 12-0…Houston High School racked up 447 yards rushing and took a 35-7 halftime lead to beat Mt. Vernon 50-34. They improved to 10-2 on the season….Also improving to 10-2 was Cameron which topped Lawson 26-14 on the road. The Dragons picked off the Cardinals four times in the win. The last one came with just under three minutes to go. Cameron will face Houston in the semifinals. CLASS 1—Salisbury knocked off top-ranked Tipton in the sectionals, in a match of two undefeated teams. In the quarterfinals, Salisbury tasted a 19-0 shutout at the hands of St. Vincent, which improved to 10-1…..Marionville will take on St. Vincent in the semifinals after topping Greenfield 35-12 on the road. Marionville is the defending champion in Class 1…..Santa Fe upped their mark to 10-1 on the season with a 48-28 win over Drexel…..East Buchanan improved to 11-0 on the year with a 31-7 win over Marceline. They’ll face Santa Fe in the semifinals.
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